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Decorating Your Flower Mound Home? Tips For Hanging Christmas Lights

Maybe this will be your first Christmas in your new Flower Mound home, or you’re putting your home on the market. If you are trying to sell, beautiful decorations only help add to the appeal of your home! Either way, our Dallas real estate agents have a few tips for decorating your Flower Mound home when it comes to hanging your Christmas lights.

First of all, take a good look at your home. Take a picture of it so that you can really look at its architectural features. Around the roof isn’t the only place for Christmas lights – consider posts, pillars, doors, and even paths and landscaping elements. The key is to balance your lighting and highlight architecture.

Assess the lights you already have. It’s important for safety’s sake to make sure the lights are rated for outdoor use, and to inspect cords to ensure they’re in good shape. Always pay attention to the recommendations of the manufacturer, and avoid using the same outlet or circuit for different types of lights.

Use plastic clips to hang lights. The good old hammer and nails used to be the only way to hang lights, but today there are plastic clips designed for this purpose. Why work harder than you have to?

Try power stakes. Who wants cords running in every direction? Outdoor lights require GFCIs, or ground-fault circuit interrupters which protect circuits. Power stakes are portable, so you can place them exactly where you need them to plug in outdoor lights – no messy cords!

Above all, stay safe! Have a spouse or friend help you, or use an extension pole when you can. Also consider a bucket to hold supplies; simply connect it to your ladder using an S hook. The fewer times you have to go up and down the ladder, the better!

Thinking of buying a home in Flower Mound, or selling the home you currently live in? At Team Nelson, we’re all about making the home buying or selling process as easy and stress-free as possible! Give our Flower Mound realtors a call today.

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